Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

Job protection: special leave

Recently approved emergency legislation now provides job-protected leave to workers who are in self-isolation or quarantine, or those who need to take time off work to care for their children or other relatives. It also eliminates the requirement for workers to provide sick notes.

Workers who need to make use of this leave should tell their employers that they will be taking the emergency leave. They do not have to take vacation, sick days, or other allotted paid time off. 

The legislation does not require employers to pay workers for the time off. Please click here for more details.